SPEAKER

Scott Polikov, FAICP

Principal
GP Development LLC
Dallas, TX

Principal of GP Development LLC and President of Gateway Planning, Scott Polikov is a leader in harnessing the Economics of Place. Now a town planner and developer, Scott started his professional life with Patton Boggs, practicing law in Washington, D.C. Returning to Texas, Scott was appointed by the City of Austin to serve on the Capital Metro Transportation Board and represented the transit authority on the Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Board, which governs regional transportation. Alarmed that CAMPO’s Long Range Transportation plan ignored development patterns in a sustainable way, Scott changed careers and established Gateway Planning to focus on walkable mixed-use places and the economics to create them. Fifteen years later, Scott was selected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP) and formed GP Development to translate his lifetime of work into specific projects with his partners. A representative project for the new face of corporate relocation, Scott’s team forged the master development context and the form-based entitlement of the Bush Station Area on the DART Light Rail Line in Richardson, Texas, resulting in the 5-million square foot mixed-use CityLine TOD anchored by the new State Farm Headquarters.